Mushroom Jerky

  • Yield : 6 Strips
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m

I am in love with the vegan jerky you can buy in the store.  The problem is the stuff can get pricey.  There are tons of examples of how to make it online.  I decided to give it a try.  It did not come out quite like the store bought version, but it is a pretty tasty snack.


  • 8oz of Mushrooms (any kind is fine)
  • 1/2 Cup of Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Hot Chili Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Onion Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of BBQ Sauce


Step 1

Place mushrooms in food processor. Process until chopped in small pieces.

Step 2

Add soy sauce, oil, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, and wheat gluten. Process until smooth.

Step 3

Pre heat oven to 400f degrees.

Step 4

While oven is preheating, remove mushroom mixture from processor. Place on a flat surface and shape into a thin rectangle. I used a rolling pin to get it flat.

Step 5

Slice the rectangle into thin strips. They should be about an inch wide.

Step 6

Place strips on baking sheet. Cook for 15 minutes and then flip. Cook for 15 more minutes.

Step 7

Remove from oven and brush on BBQ sauce on both sides of strip. Cook for 5 - 10 more minutes, or until sauce has thickened.

Step 8

Remove from heat and enjoy!

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Comments (11)

  1. posted by Amy on January 7, 2014

    Pretty good! Next time I’ll half the brown sugar though. I’ll also watch it in the oven a bit closer. It doesn’t taste very good when it burns. Oops! 🙂

  2. posted by sarah on January 9, 2014

    I wasn’t too crazy about these. I mean, they were “ok” but, I wouldn’t make them again.

  3. posted by amanda on January 10, 2014

    This came out pretty good but really needed to be cooked till a little crispy otherwise some parts are mushy. I only used a little bit of brown sugar because it seemed like too much. Also it was impossible to roll with a rolling pin and hard to shape into strips…I had to use my hands .

  4. posted by Merav on January 15, 2014

    Will the recipe work without vital wheat gluten? It isn’t sold around my area.

    • posted by MarieRoxanne on February 6, 2014

      I would like to know that too. I don’t want to use it, too expensive. I wonder if plain wheat flour will do.

      • posted by BMAN212 on July 29, 2014

        You can make VWG from wheat flour but it can not be used as a replacement. The starch in the flour will screw you up. Bob’s Red Mill makes a VWG that is affordable and available in most places. It’s a VERY useful product to have on hand. I use it for making Seitan (wheat meat) in many different iterations.

  5. posted by Yodamom on February 9, 2014

    I have got to try this ! I used to get this great mushroom/tofu jerky from a store in Chinatown that went out of business and I can’t find vegan tofu that tastes good anywhere

  6. posted by Jacqui on October 11, 2014

    I wonder how it would do in the dehydrater? I used to make beef jerky in my omni days.

  7. posted by Sage on July 9, 2017

    I was excited to see this, but the wheat gluten and soy nixed this recipe. Many on restricted diets can’t eat those items; especially with all the GMO.

  8. posted by Holland on August 16, 2017

    I’m gluten free, so was wondering if there was an acceceptable substitute?

  9. posted by Coral on October 23, 2017

    These have been a hit here at our mushroom farm. Been experimenting with the recipe to make a prodict to bring to market. I used caribean jerk marinade instead of bbq and used steamed oysters and then dried in a dehydrator. Yummy!


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